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Facade Access Options

Making access safe and appropriate for the situation for all building facade's can be a challenge, and is not always straight forward.

There a several options available and time should be taken to ensure the right one is selected.

What different facade access equipment is available?

With the ever developing architecture of the 21st century building designs seem to be unique every time. Many buildings look and function quite different from any previous ones. That's great, it makes life interesting! However, it does bring challenges when considering how to access the facade of a building to clean and maintain it.

 
Building Maintenance Units / Window Cleaning Cradles

The Building Maintenance Unite (commonly referred to us BMUs or Window Cleaning Cradles) are often seen on tall and extensive buildings, where the building is fitted with glass fronts and windows. There are a range of BMU sizes with some having capacity to carry several users at a time.  Tasks can be completed more effectively in this manner.

 
Abseil Davits

Abseil Davit systems have a similar to function to BMUs.  Rather than lifting a large basket up and down a building facade, the Davit system can be likened to rope access / abseiling systems.  It enables users to safely attach on the roof before moving to the roof edge, and is especially useful where the parapet is particularly high or wide.  The Roof-Davit enables safe and easy access on and off the roof and parapets, along with the additional benefit of the rotating arm.  This allows the user to work across a wider areas of the facade without having to re-position themselves, saving them valuable time and reducing unnecessary hassle.

 
What are the benefits of using Roof-Davit system?
 

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These Roof-Davit systems can be used to descend buildings using rope access techniques. Rated as rope access and fall arrest devices, in appropriate situations, they can be very effective alternatives to the large Building Maintenance Units (BMU's) / Window Cleaning Cradles.

Due to the wide variety of building facades the Roof-Davit system can be more appropriate than BMU's in certain situations. It enables rope access technicians to change their position more easily and access areas which would not be possible when using a BMU.  A common situation is where windows are set back within a balcony and window cleaners need to make access.  The Roof-Davit system would allow them to pull themselves in and over the edge to carry out their tasks.  A simple but effective option.

Many high rise London buildings with balcony's find these as quality and simple solutions. 

Whether the equipment is needed  to clean windows, access the building facade to survey and inspect it, or for some other activity, these can be a high-quality and bespoke option with only moderate impact to the roof.

Areas we frequently cover

Our clients' and their sites/properties cover a wide area including London City, Greater London and surrounding areas: Richmond, Twickenham, Weybridge, and Farnborough, Basingstoke, Reading, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol and Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth, Southampton and Eastleigh. Our main work is carried out in Hampshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, but we are happy to help in other areas too. Our wide coverage enables us to serve our clients in many areas of the country.

Get in touch with our specialist advisors on 01935 474602 or safety@stqvantage.co.uk to discuss your requirements and obtain more information.